So Much for That Rumor
You know the one: that Governor Perry will name his former chief of staff Deirdre Delisi as chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, so that she could hold the place for Mike Krusee, after his term as a legislator expires in January 2009.
Here’s the press release:
Gov. Perry Names Andrade Interim Chair of Texas Transportation Commission
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today named Esperanza “Hope” Andrade of San Antonio interim chair of the Texas Transportation Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The commission oversees the statewide activities of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Andrade has served on the commission since 2003. She was previously appointed by Gov. Perry to the Texas Turnpike Commission, which was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. Andrade also served on Via Metropolitan Transit and the Free Trade Alliance.
By naming Andrade, Perry can immediately fill the vacancy left by Ric Williamson’s death with someone from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the region Williamson resided in.